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Melvil Dewey

Melville Louis Kossuth "Melvil" Dewey was an influential American librarian and educator, inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification, a founder of the Lake Placid Club, and a chief librarian at Columbia University. He was also a founding member of the American Library Association but resigned in 1905, due to allegations of sexual harassment, racism, and antisemitism... Read More

BornMelville Louis Kossuth Dewey
December 10, 1851
Adams Center, New York, United States
DiedDecember 26, 1931 (aged 80)
Lake Placid, Florida, United States
OccupationLibrarian, resort developer, reformer


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